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My Diabetic Cat

I woke up early on a Monday morning in September 2013 and found my cat laying very still on his side, eyes glazed, unable to move. When I put him onto his stomach, he tried to stand and couldn't. I tried to help him to his feet but he collapsed back onto his side and laid there, unable to make a sound when trying to meow. I was convinced he was dying... 17 years old. I wanted to make him comfortable, and did not know how. I tried to get him to eat, and he wouldn't, but he drank water like he was taking in oxygen. He could drink, he had a thirst, and that gave me hope that maybe it was something we could figure out.

I called the veterinarian and they told me to bring him in as soon as I could. I got him wrapped up in a towel. He was unaware of everything around him.

When we got him to the vet, they did all the standard examining, checking his coat (matted; which we thought was just him being a long-haired cat in humidity). They checked his temperature, which was fine. They che…